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Lost on Purpose

My three-year spiritual journey from “successful” Type A startup founder <i>to joyfully “lost” — why I’m never going back</i><p>Today is my 40th birthday. I …

Spirituality

Why Being Type A is a Surefire Way to Lose at Life

5 ways to shift to “Type Be” and start winning!<p>Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get — W.P. Kinsella<p>My dating profile …

Self-improvement

Crash Course on Startup Boards with Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group

Two New Apps, Flic And Cleen, Make Managing Your iPhone’s Photo Gallery As Easy As Using Tinder

A couple of new mobile applications for iPhone users offer a faster, and arguably more fun, way to free up storage space on your device by allowing you to quickly delete photos from your phone’s gallery. Both apps, Flic and the newly launched Cleen, are sort of like “Tinder for your Camera Roll.” …

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

10 Amazing Benefits of Drinking More Water

Up until about three years ago, my beverages of choice included Diet Coke, coffee, juices, but rarely a glass of water. The only time I resorted to what I considered a "bland" drink was at the gym, because I needed it to stay hydrated. Aside from that, I rarely drank water and found myself dealing …

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

This embed is invalid<p>There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, currently a professor at National Taiwan University, who received his PhD in computer science from U.C. …

Overcoming Excuses and Believing in What You Can Do

<b>“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” ~Mark Victor Hansen</b><p>I still remember how …

10 Ways To Do What You Don’t Want To Do

Telling yourself to suck it up and get working doesn’t always go as planned. Stop avoiding the inevitable with these tricks in getting dreaded tasks done.<p>Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day.<p>Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes, and difficult …

Procrastination

Meet The Therapist Who Turns Startup Co-Founders Into Silicon Valley Millionaires

Hagberg has become the psychological backbone for some of Silicon Valley's most prominent stars. He's mentored CEOs and founders from companies such as Twitter, Dropbox, Quora, and eBay just to name a few.<p>Hagberg puts his clients through a rigorous personality assessment process that he promises …

Silicon Valley

5 Things Your Brain Needs More Of Every Day

Eat more chocolate, get more sunlight. You’re going to like this list of things your brain needs to perform at its best.<p>The things we put into our bodies have a gigantic effect on the way that we feel. While it’s obvious that a salad for lunch will give us more energy in the afternoon than a plate …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself. #10 Is An Absolute Must.

Marc and Angel, two passionate writers, life-hackers and “admirers of the human spirit,” have come up with an amazing list of <b>30 things to stop doing</b> …

70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year. The stats for most other tech leaders and startup …

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change

Learning isn’t done through memorization or new knowledge–it’s in your actions every day. Here’s how you might be standing in your own way.<p>Face it: We’re all just a bunch of old dogs trying to learn new tricks. Whether we’re making resolutions, trying to gain new skills or vowing to kick bad …

How to Meditate: The complete guide to meditation

In this complete guide to you will learn everything you need to know about meditation including: what meditation is, where it came from, benefits to …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

25 Habits Of People Who Are Happy, Healthy & Successful

Who among us doesn't want to be a happy, healthy and successful human being? Still, it can be easy to lose your way, which is why I've compiled a …

Happiness

The Huge, Hidden Benefits Of An Extra Hour Of Sleep

Deep relaxation, happier gene expression, and, oh yeah, a better memory can come with 60 more minutes of shut-eye.<p>It’s weird that we sometimes think we can go without sleep–since we’d be so much more productive with just a bit more.<p>The BBC’s Michael Mosley reports that increasing the quanitity of …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …